There are not many places in which you can see such calendar as in Kretinga. It tells about the journey of the Sun and how nature sets the rhythm of our life. This calendar is Kretinga Astronomical Calendar with Sundial. A composition of wooden sculptures symbolising an astronomical calendar was erected in Kretinga Manor Park sever years ago. The Sundial perfectly showing the time is in the centre of the calendar. The composition consists of 13 sculptures symbolising the ancient Baltic cultural traditions, the Lithuanian festivals, important historical dates of Lithuania and Kretinga. There are only several such objects in the Baltic States. It can be said that the composition is unique and only, since it was created as a thesis work.
Kartena hillfort is another breathtaking places filling the lungs with air.An impressive view opens from the hillfort. Kartena town, the bend and valleys of the river Minija can be clearly seen. The wooden castle which stood on the hillfort was an important defensive and administrative centre of the Curonian Ceklis land. The legend tells that once there was a castle of the king of Samogitia on the hill. Once the armies of Sweden and Russia that appeared to attack the castle started fighting with each other. The leader of the Samogitians shouted to his soldiers: “Look, there are warriors!” (Look, there is war!) “Veizėkiet, karė tenā!” (Žiūrėkite, karas ten!)). Thereafter the place was allegedly called Kartena.
Those who want to feel all four winds in their hair are invited by Kalnalis Observation Tower and pedestrian walkway to Imbarė hillfort. Kalnalis Observation Tower is in Salantai Regional Park, in the territory of Kalnalis village. Although the observation tower is relatively not high, only at 15 metre height but a fascinating landscape panorama opens from the observation deck. There is a discovery pedestrian walkway near the tower and you may reach Imbarė hillfort which is nearby through this walkway.
Gaidys chapel is also not far away from Imbarė. It is told that the old Salantai church stood in the place of the chapel. Another legend tells that a rooster was hiding from an axe of his master in the hill. At midnight harsh crowing of the rooster could be heard and it was very scaring to people travelling across the country. When a wayside shrine was erected on the hill, the cockcrow disappeared. After the Second World War, a rumour that a treasure lies buried under Gaidys chapel has spread. During the Soviet times, learners of Salantai used to secretly gather at Gaidys chapel, walk around Gaidys chapel on knees for three times before their graduation examinations, thus, asking God for help. Others used to inscribe their names on the walls of the chapel.